FAMILY PRESERVATION & ECONOMIC STABILIZATION (FPES):
WITH GRANTS FROM THE TOWN OF PALM BEACH UNITED WAY, PALM BEACH COUNTY, AND UNITED WAY OF PALM BEACH COUNTY, THE FAMILY PRESERVATION PROGRAM PROVIDES CASE MANAGEMENT TO FAMILIES WITH THE GOAL OF PROVIDING STRUCTURED SERVICES THAT WILL LEAD TO STABILITY, SELF-SUFFICIENCY, AND BETTER OUTCOMES FOR FARMWORKER FAMILIES.
OTHER PROGRAM SERVICES INCLUDE THE DISTRIBUTION OF FOOD AND FOOD VOUCHERS, CLOTHING, EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE WITH RENT AND UTILITIES, COMPLETING FORMS AND APPLICATIONS, TRANSPORTATION TO MEDICAL AND SOCIAL SERVICE APPOINTMENTS, AND ORIENTATION OF COMMUNITY RESOURCES, AS WELL AS TRANSLATIONS AND INTERPRETATIONS.
Funded by The Jim Moran Foundation, the education programs are designed to create a pathway for children of farm workers, their parents and educators to mitigate low education achievement levels, reduce the dropout rate and the educational gap that exists between farm-worker children and the rest of the student population. The education programs provide tutoring and homework assistance: Children who qualify for the program will receive up to 5 hours a week of academic counseling. Statistics show that the high school dropout rate is much higher among Hispanics, and significantly higher among farm workers than in the general population.
Community Health Access Teams (CHAT):
Funded by Allegany Franciscan Ministries and Quantum Foundation, CHAT provides information, referral and outreach activities to help underserved populations including language and cultural minorities with access to healthcare coverage and services. CHAT includes direct assistance with applications for healthcare coverage, health education workshops, transportation and translation/interpretation.
distribution of clothing & household items
financial literacy workshops
school supplies distribution
toys distribution during holidays
discounted bus passes
translation & interpretation
emergency rental & utility assistance
For more information, please contact our office at (561) 533-7227 (Lake Worth) or (561) 992-0603 (Belle Glade).
Farmworker Coordinating Council of Palm Beach County, Inc.
Central County Office: 1123 Crestwood Blvd., Lake Worth, FL 33460 - (561) 533-7227
West County Office: 233 W. Ave A Suite D, Belle Glade, FL 33430 - (561) 992-0603